Guy O. Farmer, II - Biography



Guy Farmer is a federal and Florida Court certified arbitrator and mediator who is available to arbitrate and mediate employment, labor and business issues.  He is experienced in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, distribution, waste management, logistics, retail, hospitality, health care including hospitals, financial services, education, construction, government and government contractors.

Guy has been involved in the full range of employment, labor, contract and business related issues for many years.  He has participated in hundreds of cases, at the administrative, trial and appellate levels in federal and state courts throughout the country, involving allegations of employment discrimination and other employment, labor and contract matters.  His litigation  and appellate practice has included cases involving individual claims, claims by federal and state governments, and class actions.  He has served as an advocate in over 200 mediations and arbitrations.

Guy's extensive experience as an advocate in mediation and arbitration has provided him with the tools necessary to assist parties in satisfactorily resolving disputes by mediation and/or arbitration, thus avoiding the cost and delay of litigation.


  • West Virginia University, B.A.

  • University  of Virginia, I.L.B.


  • Florida

  • U.S. Supreme Court

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District

  • U.S. District Court, Middle District

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District

  • Federal and State Court, Certified Mediator & Arbitrator


  • American Bar Association - Labor and Employment Section

  • Florida Supreme Court - Certified Mediator

  • American Arbitration Association (AAA) Panel Member, Arbitration & Mediation

  • American Bar Foundation

  • The Florida Bar - board certified in labor and employment law

    • Labor and Employment Section​

      • Executive Committee​

      • ABA Liason Subcommittee, co-chair 2012 - 2013

  • Jacksonville Bar Association​

  • Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce

  • Academy of Florida Management Attorneys

  • University of Virginia Alumni Association

  • University of Virginia Lile Law Society


  • Best Lawyers in America, 1983 - 2018 (every year published)

  • Chambers USA, Labor & Employment, 2003 - 2017

  • AV Preeiminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell

  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2006 - 2017